• AFSOC MC-130J’s train formation flight

    Two MC-130J Commando II aircraft from the 1st Special Operations Wing take off from Hurlburt Field, Florida, Jul. 6, 2023. The 1st Special Operation Wing, especially postured for rapid intervention in any crisis or conflict, launched two MC-130Js in support of U.S. Southern Command to enhance

  • Highway, turned runway: U.S. Air Force crews land on Wyoming highways

    On April 30 and May 2, an MC-130J Commando II from the 15th SOS touched down on U.S. Highways 287 and 789 in southern Wyoming, as part of Exercise Agile Chariot. Joining the MC-130J on the highway landing zones were a pair of A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthogs”, an MQ-9 Reaper and two MH-6M Little Bird

  • MC-130J take off

    The 901st SOAMXS’s mission is to organize, train, and equip Airmen to perform high-quality aircraft maintenance in order to provide safe and mission-effective aircraft supporting home-station and contingency taskings.

  • Air Commando pursues dream of flying on AFSOC airframes

    As a child, she sat in front of the TV watching the “Top Gun” movie over and over again and listening to Tom Cruise proclaim, “I feel the need – the need for speed!” Watching the aircraft soar across the screen made it clear to her that she wanted to fly when she grew up.

  • Raptors roar for FARPs readiness

    Forward area refueling point Airmen with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron conduct a FARP operation at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 26, 2017. The FARP program is a United States Special Operations Command initiative that trains petroleum, oils and lubrication Airmen to perform

  • 1 SOW Commander brings in the new J

    An MC-130J Commando II lands on the flightline at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 11, 2016. This aircraft is scheduled to be modified into an AC-130J Ghostrider gunshipin the coming months. The Ghostrider’s primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force